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Bing? Wait, I need to Cuil that.
Gentlemen … to the AltaVista!
At least “I need to Bing that” -sounds- good.
No such luck with “I need to DuckDuckGo that.” :(
I don’t know… “I need to Bing that” sounds rather innuendo-ish
“I’d bing that.”
“I need to Dogpile that”
Ooh! New Gravatar day!
You got insanity wolf?
I.. I’ve never been so jealous of a temporary reshuffling of image files.
This whole line of jokes is confusing me. Let me Ask Jeeves about that.
I need to wait for the library to open and then put my name on the list to use the “special” books in the reserved section and then …. thankfully the internet is here to move the plot along a little quicker.
The nose knows. Make a better pun! I dare ya!
Bing? Hold on, I need to Webcrawler that.
Wait, Jean-Luc already did that joke! Augh, this is what I get for opening fifty tabs at once.
Well, at least now we’ve exposed the obviousness of the joke and I thought I had something there.
Webvrawler? Hang on, I need to Lycos that.
Archie? I need to WAIS that…
We shall FINGER and WHOIS whilst you GOPHER it. Jean-Luc, set phasers to ping.
Fren, sir, you may have all my internetz today
….. Alright, i am taking a REAL long shot on this. I can see this ending in one of two ways. One way, this reporter find out the truth and exposes the whole thing to the real world, OR she get caught before she blows the whistle and she is forced into the VR world against her will just to shut her up. that and to prove to her the magic is real.
That was too easy. Seems to me they would have tried to cover their tracks a little better? And, Taxil Necrobane, I believe I said that last week – they’re gonna need to order another tank ;)
(looks back) (face-> palm) sorry, i missed that post. my bad. but now that i think about it, there MIGHT be a possiablity that once she sees the truth, she just might JOIN them in their plans.
If this level of secrecy doesn’t satisfy you then I can give you an ultra-secret: The author is not good at this whole writing thing. Ergo, his conspiracies are very, very, very shallow. So shallow gold fish would not fit in them.
You can’t write a story if your characters just keep oscillating between being cocky smarmy smartmouths and being self-doubting emos. Find something better before this level of intrigue becomes a metric for you.
I was totally expecting this to all be a simulation during chapter six. Also, I am the world’s leading expert at juggling acorns.
At the same time. Most people making conspiracies aren’t smart enough to keep track of all the minutia.
That’s why groups like Wikileaks and Anonymous are able to be effective.
I don’t think this shatters my “suspension of disbelief” …yet.
If you stop and think about it, this isn’t all that shallow. The only reason she found their shipping invoices was by having an inside source who happened to owe her a favor.
Social networking is a key to Private Investigating and reporting the news, even in a less than awesome fashion. So quite honestly, shut yer yap and enjoy the story instead of nit-picking about how fast she found stuff out. It’s what, chapter 6? 7? Something nearing the double digits. Someone needs to figure SOMETHING out, or the story will just get boring.
It’s chapter 19 :)
It’s only easy for Shanna, because she has a contact that got the information for her. It would be fully opaque to most other people.
That’s one of the things about a journalist or detective. They have connections.
Eh, I figured the guy who’s busy freaking out about his project not working the way he thought it would wasn’t thinking clearly enough to do a more thorough job covering his tracks at the time. He’s a brilliant programmer and a wizard, he didn’t have time to study spycraft.
Remember, he thought he’d be able to bring his test subjects out. When he found it impossible he suddenly needed a bunch of stuff he he hadn’t planned on.
And it’s not like this was publicly accessibly information, delivery companies aren’t supposed to be giving out lists of what their customers order without warrants.
I predict that they will not need to order a new tank. Shanna will use her connections to build her own tank, hook up the life support system and climb inside, after having arranged for the tank to be delivered to Hurricane and “installed with the others”. Maybe she’ll even pose as one of the delivery people or technicians?
Then H.R. Dedalus will arrive at his secret office/lab and notice six tanks instead of five, and after a brief moment of confusion he will call for Carol. Together they will come to the conclusion that there must always have been six tanks there, because how else could the sixth tank be explained?
Business as usual. Technomagic too.
*blub* *blub* *blub*
No, she’d set herself up in an adjacent storeroom, and put a timer on the equipment to wake her up.
Also, the life support equipment would include not just items for normal coma patients, who are, after all, just in bed, possibly with breathing tubes. There’d also be items only used for serious burn victims who may need to be immersed in gel and exposed to controlled gas mixtures.
I’d Bing that.
“Man, they must have some big fishtanks.”
I was kind of going “Oh, they spruced up the office a bit, like that show Tanked”
I agree with those saying there was no reason to hide their tracks; the Five were volunteer playtesters, and while Blizzard Hurricane would have taken care about the coding, why hide the tubes? If the Bubble had worked perfectly, it would have then become an issue (or rather the interface portion would, not necessarily the life-support portion). So they weren’t (at first) doing anything wrong.
Of course, now everything has gone pear shaped.
I’m not sure how this will play out, but I know that Miss Nose here isn’t really going to help things much if she just goes for the story.
Let this be a lesson to all would be evil overlords – person sized tubing will get noticed!
Only if you don’t put large, cylindrical aquariums in the lobby. Replacement glass wouldn’t be noticed.
The medical equipment, you order in parts through a proxy.
I’d like to recruit Eric as my trusted lieutenant for F.A.U.S.T.
D’oh! I knew they should have invested in that glass factory during the restructuring!
She’s on to them. They’re making huge bongs…. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.
Transparent. Water. Slide.
Giant. Hamster. Habitrail.
Cheese Doodle. Dispenser. Silo.
World’s. Largest. Hula-hoop.
Dr. Horrible. Ahoy!
I’d say that information is rather transparent.
… Best avatar -ever-
Loving it so far. As others have said, this information was via a very well-connected contact and not something she just found lying on the internet. It wasn’t as discreet as it could have been, but obviously H.R. wasn’t used to doing cover-ups for his business purchases, before things went wrong. Plus, obfuscating in circles for the entire chapter would only be frustrating to read. The plot has to go somewhere and that can’t happen until Shanna uncovers it.
I’m really hoping that Shanna turns out to be Bandit. Even if she doesn’t, I’m enjoying her inclusion. She’s smart and dedicated, without being an obsessive nut-job. :)
Agreed. I have no issue with the writers moving somewhat quickly through this fragment of the story. They’ll obviously take more time with more interesting and important stuff (as they have; so far I think that the pacing of this comic is done very well, with a few exceptions).
I knew a guy who once said, “Just ‘Bing’ it”. However, he was a project manager at Microsoft. And he reverted to Google thereafter, anyway.
*cue Ron Pearlman*
War. War never changes.
The Savage Races waged war to gather slaves and wealth. Gastonia built an empire from its lust for gold and territory. Daedalus shaped a battered software company into a economic superpower.
But war never changes.
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